China Leads the Charge Into Ultra HDTV -- Really? Jonah McLeod 10/16/2014 (9) comments What's driving the rampant hyperbole over the size and growth of the Ultra HDTV market? Market analysts' answers range from China's growing affluent consumer base to the pricing strategies of consumer electronic giants pushing the next wave of product on to eager consumers worldwide.
Blue LED Inventors Win Nobel Prize R. Colin Johnson 10/9/2014 (7) comments Three Japanese-born researchers (one a professor at UCSB) will share the $1.1 million Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the blue light-emitting diode that has made possible the white solid-state lighting that has obsoleted both incandescent and fluorescent.
Cheap Solar Absorbs Entire Spectrum R. Colin Johnson 10/8/2014 (8) comments Two-step process first absorbs entire spectrum of light from the sun then reradiates it in the infrared spectrum where conventional photovoltaics can turn it into electricity.
Should We Care if AM Radio Fades Out? Bill Schweber 10/6/2014 (13) comments How the cycle has turned: Putting an AM radio into a car was a big advance in the 1920s and 1930s. Now, auto vendors are considering eliminating the radio as a standard or even optional feature, due to declining user need and listenership.
Design as a Craft, Not a Commodity Suzanne Deffree 9/25/2014 (15) comments Gadi Amit, founder and principal designer of NewDealDesign, discusses his views on the changing world of design as electronics enter the age of wearables and the Internet of Things, as well as his personal perspective in working on the FitBit, the Lytro Camera, and Google's new modular and 3D printed Ara phone.
3D Printers Pursue High Fashion Rick Merritt 9/24/2014 (13) comments Advances in 3D printers hold promise for a clothing and fashion industry stuck in 100-year-old processes, but they still have years of evolution ahead, a Designers of Things event speaker said.
Elastomeric Camouflage Switches Texture & Color Julien Happich 9/22/2014 (15) comments Inspired by nature's most skillful camouflage artists, MIT researchers harness elastomers' ability to change surface texture when voltage is applied to a make a flexible material that simultaneously changes its color and texture on demand.
Consumers Expect Full In-Car Connectivity Junko Yoshida 9/19/2014 (9) comments Drivers worldwide increasingly expect their cars to be "the next connected space," a seamless extension to their already connected homes and offices, according to a global consumer study conducted by GfK.
Moore's Law Has No End in Sight R. Colin Johnson 9/12/2014 (3) comments Gallium arsenide (GaAs) will soon outpace silicon as a higher-performance choice for implementing integrated circuits, according to POET Technologies.
iPhone Tech Evolves & Thrives: Infographic Hailey Lynne McKeefry 9/12/2014 (8) comments A look at the trajectory of the iPhone shows consistent growth and a track record for innovation. Now, let's talk about how the electronics supply chain will shift along with changes in consumer electronics.
Winged Parcel Delivery: Google's Way Julien Happich 9/11/2014 (1) comment While there is still debate about if legislation would ever allow swarms of commercial drones to fly over our heads, Google recently unveiled some details of its own drone-based delivery project, named Project Wing.
Tracing the Future of the Smart Device Market Ken Neusaenger 9/8/2014 (17) comments The consumer electronics market is quickly evolving, with new and better devices hitting the hands of consumers. The semiconductor supply chain has to consider how these shifts will likely hit the high-end OEM customer.
Smart Shirts Take the Court at US Open Amy Norcross 9/5/2014 (16) comments Ralph Lauren has teamed up with the Canadian technology firm OMsignal to produce a smart shirt featuring real-time biometric tracking capabilities that debuted at the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships.
IoT: Creativity Unleashed Jim O'Reilly 6/27/2014 (14) comments Innovation in high-tech has been stagnant for years, but IoT will open new horizons. The result should be a boom for components.
Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Key Assets Craig Moss 6/23/2014 (19) comments Companies need to take measures to prevent the theft of critical trade secrets along global supply chains -- a threat that is growing with the fragmentation of supply chains, digitization of information, and increasingly competitive marketplace.
Live Chat 6/23: Smart Homes, Semis & the Proliferation of Small Data Hailey Lynne McKeefry 6/19/2014 (2) comments As much as we talk about big data, "little data" (all those bits and bytes generated by smart appliances and technologies) are also going to change the industry. We've invited Cees Links, founder and CEO of fabless semiconductor company GreenPeak Technologies and a pioneer of the wireless data industry, to talk about how the evolution of smart home data communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to affect the electronics industry.
10 Robots You Don't Want to Mess With Ann R. Thryft 6/18/2014 (9) comments The current crop of military robots includes small, tank-like unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs); more specialized types like large autonomous vehicles; and both large and small winged robots, one carrying its own fuel cell.
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